Now 1Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to avisit the daughters of the land.
When Shechem the son of Hamor2the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he took her and lay with her bby force.
3cHe was deeplyattracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and dspoketenderly to her.
So Shechem3spoke to his fatherHamor, saying, "Get me thisyounggirl for a wife."
Now Jacobheard that he had defiledDinah his daughter; but his sons were with his livestock in the field, so Jacobkeptsilentuntil they came in.
Then Hamor the father of Shechemwent out to Jacob to speak with him.
Now the sons of Jacobcame in from the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved, and they were veryangrybecause he had done a e4disgracefulthing in Israelfby lying with Jacob'sdaughter, for such a thing ought not to be done.
But Hamorspoke with them, saying, "The soul of my sonShechemlongs for your daughter; pleasegive her to him gin marriage.
9"Intermarry with us; give your daughters to us and take our daughters for yourselves.
"Thus you shall hlive with us, and 5the land shall be open before you; ilive and 6trade in it and 7acquireproperty in it."
11Shechem also said to her father and to her brothers, "If I findfavor in your sight, then I will givewhatever you say to me.
12"Ask me ever somuchbridalpayment and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; but give me the girljin marriage."
But Jacob'ssonsansweredShechem and his fatherHamor with deceit, because he had defiledDinah their sister.
They said to them, "We cannotdothisthing, to give our sister to 8onewho is uncircumcised, for that would be a disgrace to us.
15"Only on this condition will we consent to you: if you will becomelike us, in that everymale of you be circumcised,
then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters for ourselves, and we will klive with you and becomeonepeople.
"But if you will not listen to us to be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and go."
Now their wordsseemedlreasonable to Hamor and Shechem, Hamor'sson.
The youngman did not delay to do the thing, because he was delighted with Jacob'sdaughter. Now he was morerespectedthanall the household of his father.
So Hamor and his sonShechemcame to the 9gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying,
21"Thesemen are mfriendly with us; therefore let them nlive in the land and trade in it, for behold, the land is olargeenough for them. Let us take their daughterspin marriage, and give our daughters to them.
22"Only on this condition will the menconsent to us to qlive with us, to becomeonepeople: that everymale among us be circumcised as they are circumcised.
"Will not their livestock and their property and all their animals be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will rlive with us."
2410All who went out of the gate of his citylistened to Hamor and to his sonShechem, and everymale was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
Now it came about on the thirdday, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob'ssons, 11Simeon and Levi, Dinah'sbrothers, eachtook his sword and came upon the cityunawares, and killedeverymale.
They killedHamor and his sonShechem with the edge of the sword, and tookDinah from Shechem'shouse, and wentforth.
27Jacob'ssonscame upon the slain and looted the city, because they had defiled their sister.
They took their flocks and their herds and their donkeys, and that which was in the city and that which was in the field;
and they captured and lootedall their wealth and all their littleones and their wives, even all that was in the houses.
Then Jacobsaid to Simeon and Levi, "You have 12broughttrouble on me by 13making me odious among the inhabitants of the land, among 14the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and s15my men being few in number, they will gather together against me and tattack me and I will be destroyed, I and my household."
But they said, "Should he utreat our sister as a harlot?"